Young people learning to drive is a challenging time for most families.
There are usually tears, arguments and the passenger's foot nearly pressing through the floor using the ‘pretend brake’.
This is followed by relief and trepidation when the learner driver passes their driving test and is allowed to venture out on their own.
Statistics from Join the Drive website show that as the driver goes from L-plates to their P-plates they are six times more likely to have a serious crash.
Parents are encouraged to remain actively involved in the continued education and support of their P-platers.
The Join the Drive website has released nine tips on ‘How to protect your P-plater‘ for parents to think about and start great conversations with their children.
- Noisy mates
- Night driving
- Hot wheels
- Rainy days
- Be poistive
- Keeping to a zero BAC
- Peer pressure
- Be their co-pilot
- Key master
The continued education of young drivers is important so that they become safe and confident long term drivers on our roads. Head to the Join the Drive website for more information.